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    Pyrogallol reacted to UliWer in Voola?   
    I am rather sure your device was done by someone else.
    The original thing should look like this one the lens:

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    Pyrogallol reacted to Al Brown in I love my Barnack   
    The bucolic Barnack and the bashful behemoth .

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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from Herman. in The seaside in winter   
    Two pictures from my new 1959 v1 Summilux 50mm, M2, Foma 400 film. 125th and 500th at f8. Copies of darkroom prints.

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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from Graham (G4FUJ) in The seaside in winter   
    Two pictures from my new 1959 v1 Summilux 50mm, M2, Foma 400 film. 125th and 500th at f8. Copies of darkroom prints.

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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from turner in The seaside in winter   
    Two pictures from my new 1959 v1 Summilux 50mm, M2, Foma 400 film. 125th and 500th at f8. Copies of darkroom prints.

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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from Herr Barnack in The seaside in winter   
    Two pictures from my new 1959 v1 Summilux 50mm, M2, Foma 400 film. 125th and 500th at f8. Copies of darkroom prints.

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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from Suuumm55 in The seaside in winter   
    Two pictures from my new 1959 v1 Summilux 50mm, M2, Foma 400 film. 125th and 500th at f8. Copies of darkroom prints.

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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from Bateleur in Barnack Challenge 43 - Water, the rejects   
    This one was going to be called “frozen water” but I left it a bit too long and the snow was melting.
    Same bright chrome Leica 11 with 45mm Rokkor lens.

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    Pyrogallol reacted to mediumformula in My Great-Grandmother's camera (Non-Leica Content)   
    My grandmother turns 92 today, so I thought I'd share this little story.  I took this photo of her in summer 2020 with my Leica MP  + Summilux Asph when I was visiting her in St. Louis.  She gave me her mother's camera that was used to document all her family events in the early and mid-20th century.  It is a Kodak 1A Series III.  It was built for 116 film, but I purchased a pair of 3D-printed spacers to put 120 film in it and have shot a couple rolls, but have yet to get them developed.  Hopefully some of the pictures will turn out.  The shutter and aperture still seem to function properly.  These Kodak's are not monetarily valuable cameras but I was very touched that she would give me this camera that has been extremely well preserved and taken care of over the years.  I have looked at many of the small black and white photos of my relatives from this camera many times so to own the camera is a real honor.  It is a beautifully well made little machine with a funky little viewfinder and a scale for zone focusing.  It has an anti-stigmatic Kodak lens (maybe 2 elements?) and the whole things folds up into a compact leather rectangle.  According to my grandmother, her mom bought the camera new in the 1920s in Philadelphia where they lived. 
     

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    Pyrogallol reacted to romualdo in I love my Barnack   
    My latest acquisition - an early Leica III with nickel Elmar both from 1933 (first year of the III) - Camera probably came from the second batch in 1933, based on serial #
    It looks to be in beautiful/good working condition. Came from one of Australia's largest Leica collections/collectors.
    Checked the speeds with photoplug (iPhone/App & sensor) and they're very close (especially slow speeds) & some reasonably close
    Can't wait to put some film through
    As far as I can see the only thing not original (cept for one screw) is the spool which is a Canon brand

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    Pyrogallol reacted to Gibbo in Sanderson Half Plate Camera   
    These are photos of my Father's Sanderson Half Plate Camera taken on his Leica M2 and Agfachrome around 1971. He taught me the basics of photography on that camera around sixty years ago and I still have it although I've forgotten how to use it 😂
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! The tripod head and extension tube were made by my father as was the lens mount and the tripod mounting plate. He loved making stuff!!!
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    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! Also at St David's. I had to convert this file to B&W as the slide has developed unsightly blue/magenta blotches all over it.
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    Pyrogallol reacted to Capuccino-Muffin in NoctiGirl Explains the Leicavit   
    One thing needs to be known out there. 

    The Black Leicavit MP (original) is an extremely rare object. It was made in very small numbers for the professional market, was made to match the original Black MP, with the very same paint.
    The original Black MP, due to its rarity, always commanded an extreme premium.
    However (!) due to lack of serial numbering on the old Leicavits, and lack of proper knowledge from the modern Leica market, it has become very easy to counterfeit a silver Leicavit that was worth 1000-2000$ Until recently, paint it Black by those skilled Asian shops, and resell it for 5-6-10,000$. 

    I mean; how easy and given can that be: a premium for Black Paint on an item without any real protection by its serial number. Crazy.
    Now here is the truth: a real Black Paint original Leicavit MP had this specificity: it had only TWO engraved lines on its back, as opposed to Three for the silver Leicavit. This was the difference.
    Also, this finally explains why all those black “original” Leicavit-MP all have these different paints. They’re all repaints. Of course, there are a few factoty repaints, but even those are probably very few, not nearly many as the Asian market is churning them out from Ali-Baba’s cave.
    keep this in mind: the original Black Leicavit-MP are extremely rare, like hen’s teeth. And they have 2-line engraving, not 3. This was intended by Leica.
     

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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from Scrapbook in Is shooting film still worth it in 2022 ?   
    My 12 inch Wray Lustrar lens gets used at f90 on my home made 8x10 sliding box camera. The same picture was taken on a 
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    Pyrogallol reacted to bdolzani in Is shooting film still worth it in 2022 ?   
    Feels a little deviant, huh?! 
    Since my heart is in film, I do often think of shooting digital as cheating...taking the easy way...
    I don't give myself enough credit for 'being there' and taking the photo - subject, framing, etc. My inner critic would say 'it's more worthy if you chose the film, wound it successfully, developed it, scanned it...' Like it's more of an accomplishment. I tend to dismiss myself easily so all the extra effort of film can balance out my inferiority complex.
    Perhaps a little much for a forum, my apologies :-). But it's true. 
    Having said that, I still do enjoy the look and depth of film (since it's physical) and the sound of a Leica film shutter immensely. 
    What I'm currently curious about is if the M10 and beyond shutters feel more like film shutters, then my temptation with them would increase. I don't love the sound and feel of the M240. It's ok but not great to me like a film shutter. I like quiet and gentle. 
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    Pyrogallol reacted to 01maciel in The view through older Glass   
    Hello guest! Please register or sign in to view the hidden content. Hallo Gast! Du willst die Bilder sehen? Einfach registrieren oder anmelden! M10 + Nikon Nikkor-S Auto 1.14 f=50mm
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    Pyrogallol reacted to bags27 in The view through older Glass   
    M4-P Summaron 35mm f/3.5 LTM Tri-X in Pyrocat]

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    Pyrogallol reacted to UliWer in The view through older Glass   
    Steinheil Quinon 1:2/50mm LTM on M10 Monochrom at f/4:

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    at f/2:

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    Pyrogallol reacted to Ambro51 in Barnack Challenge 43 - Water, the rejects   
    I put this in then edited to put another in. Should have used this. UR Leica Shot.   

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    Pyrogallol reacted to d30gaijin in Mystery (Sort Of) Leitz 73mm f/1.9 Hektor   
    Thank you to all that replied.  Truly a big help.  Be that as it may, I still owe some pics of my pair of Hektor lenses and will try to post them soon.
    Someone above thought that my 50/2.5 Hektor chrome version (no serial number) was possibly later chromed but I tend to think not.  I think it original.  Why do I think that?  There is a Leica dealer based in Austria selling an early chrome 50/2.5 Hektor as rare... and yes, we all know what that is worth.  But it does lend credence that mine may be an original chrome 50/2.5 Hektor.  So I reread the books I have and Laney and Lager describes the chrome Hektor as HEKTOCHROM, 1933.  Now I only have to try to figure out why mine has no serial number when it appears to have been made well after Leitz started serializing their lenses.
    Guess I should simply celebrate that my 50/2.5 Hektor is in the beautiful condition it is in.  15 years ago, just after I bought it, I sent it to Focal Point in Colorado to have it CLA'd.  Sadly he left the business a few years later.  Truly one of the best camera and lens guy in the USA.  I once had him refigure an old fat body 90mm f/4 Elmar front element.  He was that good.  Anyway, he remarked how nice my 50/2.5 Hektor was, one of the best he had seen.  Jim, I think his name was, but don't quote me on that.  I should know it for sure but age is catching up to me these days.  He also did the CLA on my 73mm f/1.9 Hektor.   
    Don
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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from Datsch in Part-exchange or keep older models?   
    Skip a generation, but go backwards not forwards. I am now back to a 1a. An “O” replica would be the next step.
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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from thomas_schertel in Barnack Challenge 43, Water - the results   
    Thanks to everyone who took part and everyone who voted.
    The clear winner was thomas_schertel with inkdrops in a glass of water, with 26 points.
    second was erl with Venus and the waterwall, with 11 points.
    third was my water for developer, 7 points.
    Bateleur, Dirk_der_Sammler, ejd and Doug A each got 4 points.
     
    Congratulations to Thomas.
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    Pyrogallol reacted to logan2z in Is shooting film still worth it in 2022 ?   
    Congratulations on your first fiber print!
    Since we're sharing, here's a recent print of mine, also on Ilford MGFB Classic Glossy...

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    Pyrogallol reacted to caloosajo in Is shooting film still worth it in 2022 ?   
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      First attempt at printing on fibre! Terribly thin negative from pushing JCH 400 to 800.
    Ilford MGFB Classic Glossy. #4 filter. 6x9 image on 8x10. Tangible affirmation that shooting film is worth it in 2022.
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    Pyrogallol got a reaction from frame-it in Is shooting film still worth it in 2022 ?   
    My 12 inch Wray Lustrar lens gets used at f90 on my home made 8x10 sliding box camera. The same picture was taken on a 
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    Pyrogallol reacted to doctorlebel in Leica Standard Model E vs. Leica I Model C   
    Thanks for confirming it’s a Standard.  One my workbench right now being clad. Several pieces of broken film trapped in the gearing, shutter crate, and curtain assembly.  It’s sounds very nice now without these obstructions interfering with things.
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